Celebrate the Fourth of July in Round Rock, TX

If you know Texas, you know we don’t do anything halfway—especially when it comes to celebrations! Round Rock goes all out for Independence Day and we throw a Texas-sized bash. From a grand parade to non-stop festivities, we’re pulling out all the stops. We’ve lined up a day packed with fun, freedom, and fireworks. Red, white, and YOU belong in Round Rock this 4th of July!

Sertoma Independence Day Parade

Start your morning off with a bang and watch the Sertoma Independence Day Parade! The parade starts at 8:30 AM and weaves through a 1.5-mile route along Mays Street between Mays Crossing and Highway 79. Prepare to “ooh and aah” as massive helium and cold air inflatables float by. There are marching bands, floats, community groups, and patriotism galore!

Splash into Fun at Rock’N River Water Park

After all the parade excitement, you’ll probably need to cool off—and what better place than Rock’N River Water Park? Dive into the perfect summer oasis where family fun is the focus! With splash pads, exhilarating slides, and a lazy river for ultimate relaxation! It’s the ideal spot to chill out and keep the good times rolling!

Chow Down on All-American Eats

Photo via: Liberty Barbecue

After a busy start of the day, you may have worked up an appetite, and what’s a 4th of July without indulging in some iconic American grub?! If you have a hankering for a slab of pork ribs or tender brisket, we have you covered! BBQ joints like Liberty Barbecue and Salt Lick have delicious menu items that will satisfy your craving.

End the night with An Epic firework Show

Did the Fourth of July even happen if you didn’t see a fireworks show? It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for—the dazzling display of lights! The main event, hosted by the city, will illuminate the night at Old Settlers Park starting at dusk. If you’re looking for a different vibe check out the Kalahari Kaboom event starting 6 pm-10 pm! Enjoy food, bounce houses, entertainment, and, of course, a spectacular fireworks show.

Pro Tips for a Fantastic Fourth

  1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: Texas heat is no joke. Keep that water bottle full and handy.
  2. Sunblock and hats are your best friends: Protect your skin while soaking up the fun.
  3. Strategize your spots: Check event schedules and snag your spots early—especially for the parade (people get there early for a front-row view).
  4. Snap a selfie: Capture those moments, and make sure to tag us at @goroundrock on social media. We love to see your photos!

We hope you have a blast this Independence Day in Round Rock, Texas! If you’re looking for accommodations during your stay, visit our lodging directory and start planning!